Recent concern by geographers about the role of place in social science raises the question of defining and delimiting areas on political a well as functional grounds. This paper employs several examples to explore the complex relationships between 'place' and legal political units. Municipal Service areas for a New York State town and village and census-defined statistical units, encompassing major urban centers and metropolitan areas illustrate the enigma of defining place.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)